Smoking, alcohol and drug dependence

Smoking, alcohol and drug dependence

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The smoking, alcohol and drug dependence subcategory is also known as drug abuse, drug addiction, drug misuse and substance abuse.

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For health professionals (Health professional publication)
06 Nov 2015 New RACGP guidelines will help GPs reduce the risk of benzodiazepine-related substance use disorder, and identify and manage patients who have it.
(Media release)
02 Oct 2015 This edition of Australian Prescriber focuses on drugs of addiction and the many issues facing prescribers.
(Media release)
03 Aug 2015 Although nicotine addiction can be a difficult habit to break, research suggests that more and more Australians are quitting successfully thanks to smoking cessation aids.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
11 Jun 2014 e-Cigarettes have been marketed as the next generation in aids for smoking cessation, with claims they can help smokers to quit or reduce their cigarette use, helping to minimise exposure to toxins and carcinogens. Is ‘vaping’ safer than smoking tobacco, and what is the evidence for their effectiveness as a smoking cessation tool?
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
11 Apr 2014 Why is a medicine with serious adverse effects and abuse potential being prescribed increasingly in primary care settings when prevalence of indications have not increased? What are the risks?
For health professionals (Tool / resource)
27 Nov 2012 A patient information leaflet that can be used by doctors to enable patients to keep a record of their sleep patterns and identify influencing factors.
For health professionals (Tool / resource)
27 Nov 2012 A patient information leaflet that can be used by doctors to reinforce verbal instructions given on how to reduce doses of sleeping tablets and sedatives.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Aug 2007 Prescribers are reminded that benzhexol hydrochloride, an anticholinergic used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal disorders, is a potential drug of abuse and that overdoses can be fatal.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Aug 2006 Pack sizes containing pseudoephedrine 800 mg in liquid form or 720 mg in solid form are now prescription-only, a change designed to mitigate diversion of pseudoephedrine to the synthesis of methamphetamine.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Oct 2002 Covers benzodiazepine prescribing and the treatment of insomia. Compares non-drug treatments and herbal alternatives

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